Miami University Holds Off Old Dominion, 64-57

Updated 11/24/2000
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) (Nov. 24) -- Alex Shorts scored 26 points as Miami University rallied to beat Old Dominion 64-57 Friday in a consolation game at the Puerto Rico Shootout.

Miami trailed 33-26 at halftime, but tied the score at 37 with 16:01 left on Matt Jameson's layup.

Old Dominion used an 8-1 run to retake the lead, but Miami again scrambled back to tie and eventually go up 60-55.

Jason Grunkemeyer added 14 points for Miami, and Mike Ensminger had 10 points and eight rebounds.

Miami outrebounded Old Dominion, 32-18.

Old Dominion's Michael Williams had 13 points, Rasheed Wright 12, and Pierre Greene 10.

Miami plays Indiana State on Saturday for fifth place. Indiana State beat American University of Puerto Rico 85-58 Friday.

Miami coach Charlie Coles, whose team was 15-15 last season but lost four starters, said his team learned a lesson from Thursday's 60-59 loss to Memphis.

"We had more poise tonight in the stretch," Coles said. "We made more defensive stops. Last night, every time we would get close we would make silly mistakes.'"